The Greek School of Saint George was founded in 1969 and began with an enrollment of only 18 students. Classes were then held in the White House on the same grounds that our Church presently occupies. Currently St. George Greek school is one of the two Greek schools in the greater Washington Metropolitan DC area recognized by the ministry of education in Greece as a Center of Greek studies. In addition, since 2018 it is approved from MCPS to offer 0.5 credit each year to high schools students who attend our Greek school Program. Enrollment now exceeds 200 students, with classes for pre-kindergarten through Γ ellinomatheia level class. There is also a conversational class offered to Greek school students and three adult classes for all levels. These classes are taught by professional high qualified and dedicated teachers with bachelor degrees from a higher educational institute and many years of experience.
The Greek School offers a unique educational program that emphasizes not only the Greek language, but also our Greek history, culture, and Greek Orthodox religion. For that reason, Greek school program has various cultural and religious day presentations/events during the school year (OXI Day, Christmas, March 25th etc) which showcases students’ language skills as well as their ability to really engage with these historical days
Greek school seeks to instill in our students an understanding of the important contribution Greece has made to our western civilization, to our democratic principles, and to the English language. With this understanding of their ethnic background, the Greek School program leads our children to one of the greatest knowledge of all, to “Know Thyself”. It is the goal of the Greek School that our children understand their language and heritage not only for their own benefit but also so that they will insist that their children receive this same understanding and appreciation of the Greek language and heritage.
St. George Greek school is a level-based program which allows students to be placed in classes with peers who have similar capabilities in the Greek language and grow within the language at their pace. The level classes give a child the opportunity to repeat a class or skip a class to be in the classroom that best meets their needs, not because it aligns with their grade level in traditional school.
The Greek School of St. George has established a carefully planned Greek language program that addresses the needs of all students – those who have a background in the Greek language and those who do not. For that reason, the Greek School of St. George provides different curriculum on Fridays and Saturdays.
- The Friday School: Provides an excellent curriculum for students who have little or no exposure to the Greek language outside of school.
Friday School offers:
-classes from Pre Alpha (pre-K) level through Hta/Ellinomatheia A1 Level
-class hours: 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
-dance Lessons: 7:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
- The Saturday School: Provides an additional hour of instruction as well as more rigorous homework. Please sign up for the class that matches your child’s needs.
Saturday school offers:
-classes from Pre-Alpha level (pre-K) through Ellinomatheia Γ2 level
-Class hours: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
-Advance ellinomatheia class hours (Levels B2-Γ): 9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
-Dance lessons 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Greek School is offering a supplemental Conversational Greek class online via Zoom.
This program will only focus on developing the students’ listening and speaking skills to increase conversational capabilities. During the hour-long sessions, students will be engaged in real life scenarios with hands on props, focused on conversational Greek. There will be no homework.
There will be two conversational groups:
Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. for children who attend levels Gamma, Delta, Epsilon & Zeta.
Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. for children who attend A1 Ellinomatheia class and above. This is an Ellinomatheia preparation class which aims to prepare students for the oral and listening part of the Ellinomatheia exams.
Conversational classes start on October 13.
- Adult Greek Classes: Offered for three different levels beginner, intermediate and advanced. It is a wonderful way to build and/or refresh your own capabilities in the Greek language.
Classes start the first week of October and conclude the first week of June.
We offer the following adult classes:
-In person beginner group on Mondays from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
-In -person Intermediate group on Mondays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
-On-line Intermediate group on Thursdays from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
– On -line Advance group on Tuesdays from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Final dates of the Examination for the Certification of Attainment in Modern Greek.
(for children 8-12)
|Monday, 4th October (morning)||written*|
(for adolescents and adults)
|Monday, 4th October (morning)||written*|
|A2||Tuesday, 5th October (noon)||written*|
|B1||Wednesday, 6th October (afternoon)||written*|
|B2||Thursday, 7th October (8:30am-2:30pm||written*|
|C1||Tuesday, 5th October (afternoon)||written*|
|C2||Monday, 4th October (morning)||written*|
|Registration||From June 1st to June 28th, 2021|
*Oral examinations are conducted immediately after the written ones.
I am Sophia and I was born in Kefalonia Greece and grew up in Athens. I am involved with the Greek community since I moved to the United States in 1995. I have been a teacher of Modern Greek as a second/foreign language for twenty years at Greek Schools in the Washington DC and Northern Virginia Area. I have taught many different levels, from Preparatory to Novice High. I have successfully completed the Routes in Teaching Modern Greek, a one-year program by the Center for the Greek Language and I am certified to teach Greek Language as a second or Foreign Language abroad. I have attended various seminars for heritage language, education, intercultural education, and distance learning. I have along with Papaloizos Publication, presented at NECTFL in NYC in April 2021. I love to keep myself updated with new teaching methodologies. I am member of NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) and ACTFL (American Council on The Teaching of Foreign Languages).
Greek School registration is now open
2021-2022 Greek School registration
2021-2022 Adult Greek Language Class registration
Friday and Saturday classes will begin September 10 & 11, 2021.
Adult Greek language classes start October 4, 2021.
For more information about the Greek School Programs, please contact the head of the Greek School:
Ms. Eirini latrou
St. George Greek school is always interested in meeting people who are passionate about education.
If you …
- are native Greek speaker with a bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary or Secondary Education from a Greek University
- have previous teaching experience
- love working with kids
….then feel free to email a resume to the Director of the Greek School, Ms. Eirini Iatrou at Eirini.firstname.lastname@example.org
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